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Jonathan Brandis

Jonathan Brandis was a popular American Actor and Model. Jonathan Brandis was widely known for his character of adolescent prodigy Lucas Wolenczak in the NBC science fiction television series SeaQuest DSV from 1993 to 1996.

Early Life and Childhood

Jonathan Brandis was born on April 13, 1976, in the city of Danbury, Connecticut, United States, and his full name was Jonathan Gregory Brandis.

Similarly, he was American by nationality and Christian by religion. Moreover, he belonged to the Scottish-English-German ethnicity, and his zodiac sign was Aries.

He was born to a food distributor and firefighter Gregory Brandis (father) and a teacher and personal manager Mary Brandis (mother). He didn’t have any siblings as he was the only child of his parents.


Brandis died on November 11, 2003, in the city of Los Angeles, United States at the age of 27 due to injuries sustained from the hanging committing suicide. He had a massive fan base, and his death left many people heartbroken. However, he will live on in people’s hearts forever for his great work and charming personality.


Regarding his educational background, he has done his schooling at San Fernando Valley Professional School in California. Later, he might have skipped college as he started to pursue his professional career at an early age.

Career and Professional Life

Moving on to his career, he started his professional career starring in the role of Bastian Bux in the movie The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter when he was 13 years old. He portrayed the character of young Stuttering Bill Denbrough in Stephen King’s It which is a 1990 television miniseries based on the epic horror novel of the same name.

Similarly, he gained popularity when he played the character of scientific prodigy Lucas Wolenczak in the science fiction series titled SeaQuest DSV. The role made his fans crazy and drove him to the status of a teen idol. In Disney’s animated series titled Aladdin, he voiceovers the character Mozenrath, an evil young sorcerer and necromancer.

Furthermore, he appeared in the television film titled Her Last Chance in 1996. He played supporting roles in the movies Outside Providence in 1999 and Ride with the Devil in 2000. He co-starred in the movie Bad Girls from Valley High in 2000, which was not released until 2005 after his death due to distribution issues.

Additionally, he played a minor role in a war movie titled Hart’s War in 2002. In 2003, he was cast as a pilot who was not able to be picked up by the network in the movie 111 Gramercy Park. He made his final appearance in the action drama series titled Puerto Vallarta Squeeze in 2004which also released posthumously.

Jonathan Brandis

Caption: Jonathan Brandis with his co-star. Source: Moviejawn

Brand Endorsements

Brandis had not endorsed any brand till now. No information is available on the web regarding the products he had supported or not. Also, he had not disclosed any information about the brands or companies he had endorsed.

Awards and Nomination

Brandis was nominated and has won several awards in his career. He won the Young Artist Award for the category Best Youth Actor Leading Role in a Television Series in 1994. Similarly, he was nominated for the Saturn Awards in 1992, and Young Artist Awards in 1990, 1191, 1993, and 1995.

Jonathan Brandis – Net Worth 2023

Brandis had an estimated net worth of approximately $400k. Similarly, his source of income was mainly his acting profession. However, his weekly and monthly wages are unknown. Additionally, he had worked very hard since his childhood to achieve this fame.

Jonathan Brandis

Caption: Jonathan Brandis posing for the photo. Source: Wikipedia

Relationship Status

Brandis was single. Also, he was not married before and had no past engagements. Moreover, he had no children and it was seen that he was quite happy being single at that moment.

There always had been much interest in who he might be dating. He had been in a relationship with many girls such as Monica Keena, Tatyana Ali, Brittany Murphy, and Vinessa Shaw.


Brandis hasn’t been associated with any rumors or controversies that would hamper his professional career. Also, he avoided the media and avoided engaging in situations that could have damaged his professional career.

Body Measurements

Talking about his height he was 5 Feet 9 inches tall and weighed 68kg. Similarly, Jonathan Brandis had a good physique but his accurate body measurements are unknown. Moreover, he had beautiful blue eyes and brown hair.

Also, his dress size was 8 and his shoe size was 10(US). Moreover, he used to follow a solid workout and diet plan and a balanced lifestyle to maintain his body measurements.

Jonathan Brandis

Caption: Jonathan Brandis posing for the photo. Source: Reddit

Jonathan Brandis – Social Media

Jonathan Brandis was not active on social media. He preferred to be present and private in his personal life, so he avoided social networking sites. He was not available on any social media platforms, including Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.

However, due to his popularity, many of his fans wanted to know more about him, including his daily life. There are, however, some of his fan-created profiles.